The heroic struggles organised by the society against colonial invaders, the love and amity maintained by the community in a multi-cultural society and their adaptations to the indigenous culture and vividly described in the work. As a vibrant society, the mappila muslims had left behind a glowing history which has contributed to a large extent to the development of indian culture, particularly that of south india. the author has prolifically utilized regional sources in arabic and in the local dialect along with the official documents, for his studies. the thesis propounded in this book is based on the papers presented in various seminars and the essays published by the author in different journals.
The Author, Dr.Hussain Randathani, born at Marakkara village in the Mappila heartland of Kerala ( India ) in 1958, was educated at Farook College, Calicut and Aligarh Muslim University. He was awarded Ph.D by the University of Calicut for his thesis on the Mappila Muslim society of nineteenth century